Clinical guidelines for identifying posterior CVAs

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Dear West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Could you please provide me with any clinical guidelines, policies, procedures, protocols or similar that you have in place for the use by paramedics (including specialist/senior/advanced paramedics etc.) for the identification of posterior-circulation CVAs (strokes).

Further, could you provide me with any clinical guidelines, policies, procedures, protocols or similar that you have in place for the use by paramedics (including specialist/senior/advanced paramedics etc.) for the assessment and management of patients presenting with "vertigo" or "dizziness" as their primary symptom.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Macgregor

:Freedom Of Information Mailbox, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Good afternoon

The Freedom of Information Act provides public access to Information held by public bodies; our publication and our Trust website have therefore been designed to make available data including your request for Policies, Procedures and Protocols.

All of our current approved policies, procedures and protocols are published on our website here;

https://wmas.nhs.uk/about-wmas/organisat...

Our clinicians will also refer to JRCALC Guidelines also.

If we can assist further please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

Lynsey Kumari
Freedom of Information & Document Control Officer
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Millennium Point, Waterfront Way, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 1LX

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